Residential Burn Permits Required: May 1, 2023

RED BLUFF- The Tehama-Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the Tehama County Fire Department (TCFD) want to remind everyone that burn permits will be required starting Monday May 1, 2023, in the unincorporated areas of Tehama County, except in the Capay Fire District, and will be required until the burn suspension goes into effect. In addition, burn permits are required within the State Responsibility Areas (SRA) of Tehama and Glenn Counties. Residents should check with their local fire officials for burning restrictions within the Corning city limits, Capay Fire District, or if they live in portions of Glenn County that are not in the SRA. All residential burning has been banned within the city limits of Red Bluff. Residents who plan on conducting dooryard burning should plan accordingly and have dooryard burning completed before the burn suspension goes in to effect.

Burn permits must now be obtained online at Applicants can access the website to obtain a burn permit which involves watching a short educational video and submitting an application. The process provides the necessary information needed to conduct the burn safely, while minimizing the chance for fire escape. Permits must be in possession either by printed copy or digitally. Residential burn permits are valid on a yearly cycle, May 1st to April 30th. CAL FIRE will send you an email reminding you to request your new burn permit when it is time to re-apply. If you do not receive the email, please re-apply on or after May 1st. Permits are issued free of charge.

For burn day information call Tehama County Air Pollution Control District at (530) 527-3717 prior to burning in Tehama County. For residents in Glenn County call Glenn County Air Pollution District at (530) 934-6500 or (800) 446-2876 prior to burning.

  • Tehama County burn hours for residential burning are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must be completely out by 5:00 p.m. Burn hours for agricultural burning are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • In Glenn County, the burn hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for residential burning. For agricultural burning of pruning’s and vegetative waste, the burn hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For field crops the burn hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from September 15 through November 30, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the remainder of the year. Burn permits are for vegetation burning only.
  • Burn barrels are illegal in most areas of Tehama County. Check with Tehama County Air Pollution Control District for areas that burn barrels may be allowed. Burn barrels are illegal in Glenn County.

As a reminder, always have a minimum 10-foot clearance down to bare mineral soil around all burn piles, have a shovel and a water source available, and an adult present during burning. Failure to follow these simple precautions may result in a citation and fines. For further information regarding residential burning or other fire safety tips visit your local CAL FIRE or Tehama County Fire Station or go to

CONTACT: Duty PIO, 530-529-9233